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Intelligence and con­nec­tion for mo­vie mak­ers world­wide

CINEMA MINIMA in­form­ed, con­nec­ted, and de­light­ed movie makers a­round the world from 1997 to 2015.

The online publication promoted the in­terests and as­pira­tions of mid­ca­reer pro­fes­sion­als who make movies far from Holly­wood. Among CINEMA MINIMA’s audience, sixty-six percent of its members pursue their careers out­side the United States.

CINEMA MINIMA’s thirty, in­ter­na­tion­al cor­res­pon­dents—working as ac­cred­it­ed press in Africa, Asia, Europe, India, North America, and South A­meri­ca—filed reports in a 24-hour-a-day, on­line news­room, cov­er­ing film mar­kets and film festi­vals around the world.

In 2005, CINEMAMINIMA.com was the most popular movie-maker web­site in the world—attracting more daily visitors than the websites of In­die­Wire, Variety, or The Hol­ly­wood Re­port­er, according to Amazon’s “Alexa” ranking service.

In 2005, CINEMA MINIMA published the first podcast for movie makers. In 2007, it launched the first filmmaker-news app for iPhone. In that same year, it began its education initiative, “Sustainable Cinema,” and its out­reach program, “Far from Hollywood,” a sea­son of mix­ers for film­mak­ers in Paris, France, and in Mumbai, India.

CINEMA MINIMA was founded in 1997 by Clarence “Austin” Burbridge, its executive ed­it­or (editor in chief) and publisher.

CINEMA MINIMA will resume serving its worldwide constituency of movie makers in 2025.